December 07, 2018

ABA president to meet with North Carolina leaders about hurricane disaster

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2018 — ABA President Bob Carlson will visit Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to meet with officials, including representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Red Cross, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the North Carolina Emergency Management director, about disaster legal services after Hurricane Florence.

Parts of North Carolina were hard hit by Hurricane Florence in September. After natural disasters, the ABA Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) Disaster Legal Services Program brings together volunteer attorneys and the state bar to work with FEMA and local legal aid offices to provide legal assistance to disaster survivors. Disaster-related legal issues include landlord/tenant problems, insurance claims, FEMA claims and consumer issues such as contractor fraud.

Carlson’s schedule includes:

9-10:30 a.m. Meet with legal aid and pro bono attorneys to discuss post-disaster assistance.

North Carolina Bar Association

8000 Weston Parkway

Cary

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Community Partners Luncheon to discuss current and future legal needs, and engage non-legal partners in post-disaster assistance.

Fox Rothschild

434 Fayetteville St.

Raleigh

Since September, volunteer attorneys have worked to resolve Hurricane Florence disaster-related cases, and since 2007, ABA YLD has responded to more than 180 declared disasters in 44 states and 4 U.S. territories.

If you would like to interview Carlson about volunteer lawyers helping disaster victims in North Carolina, please contact Priscilla Totten at Priscilla.Totten@americanbar.org.

 

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